In addition to inviting nominations for the positions given below, the Penn Professional Staff Assembly (PPSA) seeks volunteers to serve on the nominating committee who will review the nominees and present the slate for election at the annual meeting in June. To volunteer for the nominating committee please contact Ty Furman at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, March 27, 2006.
PPSA is an organization of administrative and technical staff who serve the teaching, research, student services and business missions of the University. PPSA accomplishes its mission by providing a forum where staff can express opinions and be kept informed on issues of importance; representation on major University committees; seminars and programs to broaden and expand staff’s background and knowledge; and a supportive network to work toward achieving the University’s goals and objectives and enhancing the professional status of staff. For more information on PPSA go to: www.upenn.edu/ppsa.
The following positions on the PPSA Executive Board will be available for the coming year:
Chair-Elect: The Chairperson is the principal executive officer, who calls meetings, prepares agendas, presides over meetings, and provides leadership and representation at the University Council and other meetings. After one year, the Chair-Elect automatically succeeds to the Office of Chairperson.
Vice-Chair Elect: The Vice-Chairperson records the proceedings of the Executive Committee. After one year, the Vice-Chair Elect automatically succeeds to the Office of Vice-Chair.
Note:At the 2006 elections, a new set of by-laws restructuring the leadership of the PPSA Executive Board will be proposed. If those by-laws are approved, the Vice-Chair Elect will be elected for one year and then will revert to a member-at-large position for the remainder of the term. The proposed new PPSA by-laws will be published in Almanac and on the PPSA website by March 31.
Members-at-Large:Three positions are available. The Members-at-Large participate in Executive Board meetings, can take on special projects, and can serve on other University Committees.
Current members (all University monthly-paid employees are PPSA members automatically) are asked to self-nominate or submit names for consideration to Ty Furman, PPSA Vice-Chair Elect, at email@example.com no later than Monday, April 17, 2006.
Please include the home department and campus extension of the nominee. A supporting statement can be included, if desired. The nominating committee will review the names and contact the nominees. A list of candidates will be prepared and distributed to the PPSA membership prior to the election.
The election for officers for 2006-2007 will occur during the annual meeting on May 31 at noon in Bodek Lounge, on the 1st floor of Houston Hall. Guest speaker for the 2006 annual meeting will be Provost Ron Daniels.
Questions on the nominating and election process can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or to Ty Furman, email@example.com.
–Ty Furman, Vice-Chair Elect, PPSA